Hunter S. Thompson and Music

“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fiftyContinue reading “Hunter S. Thompson and Music”

In Those Early Electro Days…

With Astralwerks celebrating their twentieth anniversary, that ever-nagging itch of nostalgia creeps back with full force. Looking through album covers from their early catalogue, my mind is thrown right back to a weird time when I would pop on Air’s The Virgin Suicides or The Chemical Brother’s “Block Rockin’ Beats” single, all while I actedContinue reading “In Those Early Electro Days…”

Interview with The Vacant Lots

(photo by Tim Underwood)  Interview with The Vacant Lots By Keith Hadad Just because a group is known for producing music of a psychedelic nature, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the band is overtly retro. Case in point: The Vacant Lots. The Vacant Lots are Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen, who play guitar and drums respectively,Continue reading “Interview with The Vacant Lots”

Long Live The Bop Shop

When you think about it, a record store is really like a museum, only it allows for its visitors to walk away with their relics. When you stand within one, you are surrounded by decades and decades of recorded voices, sounds, hopes and dreams. Each black circle within its cardboard sleeve is like a coveredContinue reading “Long Live The Bop Shop”